Cheerleading and Mascot tryouts are now signing up. Deadline to sign up is February 12. Students must be passing 4th six weeks to sign up. Pick up a packet from Mrs. McLendon.
JV Boys win. Morton vs. Sudan
Morton’s JV girls win 39 to 38
Today, Monday, January 18, is a regular school day.
HS games in Plains today, no vouchers needed. Wear mask to get in, wear mask walking around, may remove mask when seated. Will take temp at door. Thank you.
Tonight’s (1-15-2021)JV girls game in Plains has been canceled.
Friday basketball games @ Plains JV Boys 6:00 JV Girls 7:30 Varsity Girls 6:00 Varsity Boys 7:30 No vouchers needed. Masks are required.
Morton Junior High will hold an awards assembly on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:15 in the Secondary School cafeteria.
ACT scores can help students stand out on college and scholarship applications. Students, take the test in February so you have everything you need to chase your dreams. Deadline is January 15th. http://mkto-ab080206.com/z07Z09Z0002ZlUCWEB80R00
Morton ISD will start classes at 10 AM this morning Buses will run.
Due to weather, the JH Boys and Girls basketball games for Monday, January 11,2021 have been canceled. We are working to get the games rescheduled. We will post information about new date/time as soon as we get it finalized.
Morton ISD will have a delayed start at 10 AM in the morning. Roads will be re-evaluated at 9AM and if there are any changes we will let you know.
HS boys basketball update: Friday, Jan. 8,2021, in Olton JV Boys @ 5:00 and Varsity Boys @ 6:30.
Varsity boys beat Meadows 59 to 35. This win came because of teamwork. Great job boys
Indians over Meadow 59-35 after trailing 17-19 at half. Great job Indians!!
Just got word the game tonight in Sundown is first 100 people, first come first serve.
Indians/ Maiden Basketball Tuesday: Jan 5,2021– JVG @ Sundown 5:00 VG @ Sundown 6:15 JVB vs Meadow 5:00 VB vs Meadow 6:30 Thursday, Jan 7,2021– JH Girls vs Sudan 5:00/6:00 JH Boys @ Susan 5:00/6:00 Friday, Jan 8,2021— OPEN-no games
Congrats Maidens on the 37-32 win over Klondike. Tribe Pride!!
HS BB @Klondike-Saturday, Jan 2 JVB 11:00 VG 12:00 VB 1:30 No vouchers will be given for this game. Klondike will only allow 220 fans into the game, first come, first serve.
Following UIL guidelines, ALL Morton ISD athletic facilities will be closed December 23-27.
Holiday HS Basketball Games **Several time changes have been made.** Dec 28- vs. Sands JVB 1:00, VB 2:30 Dec 29- vs Whiteface JVB 11:00 VG 12:30 VB 2:00 Jan 2 @ Klondike JVB 11:00 VG 12:00 VB 1:30
Last day for Yo-yo sales in the Elementary Library. Light up Yo-yos are $15, Pro Yo-yos are $15, $10 for intermediate and $8 for beginner. Hurry!
Parents please help us with our 21st Century Communities Learning Center Grant by filling out this survey and having your child return it to school after the holidays. They will also be bringing a copy home tomorrow. Click on the link to see the survey: https://5il.co/o1qv
HS Basketball Indians and Maidens will host Farwell Friday, Dec 18, 2020. JVG @ 3:00 JVB@ 4:00 VG @ 5:30 VB @ 7:00 The games for Saturday, Dec 19 have been canceled.
Attention to all parents! Morton ISD technology in the forms of Chromebooks, laptops, chargers, MiFi and other equipment will be collected from students tomorrow. Please make sure your student brings their equipment to school
Indians take the victory in Loop, 72-45. Way to go, Tribe!!!
Maidens JV moves to 6-1 with win over Hale Center!! Tribe Pride!!
JV girls beat Hale Center 35 to 26
JH A team loses a close one 31-27 to Plains. Great game, keep working Indians!!
8th grade girls fall to Plains 8-44.
JH B team boys win over Plains 40-31!! Tribe Pride!!
7th grade girls lose to Plains, 6-32.
**High School Basketball Game Change** Tuesday, December 15: JV & Varsity Girls will host Hale Center. JVG will start at 5:00 and Varsity Girls at 6:15. Varsity Boys will travel to Loop. Game will start at 7:30.
HS Basketball in Whitharral—Friday 12/11 4:00 JVG 5:00 JVB 6:30 VG 8:00 VB Players were given game vouchers today.
We just spoke with Mrs. Claus. She is on her way to Morton to sip hot cocoa and nibble cookies with all of our kids. She will be at our "Buy one get one free," book fair. Anyone buying a book will get an North Pole Express stamp from Mrs. Claus. We'll be here from 4 to 6.
Smyer has canceled the JV and Varsity girls games for Tuesday, Dec 8. JV Boys will start at 5:00 followed by Varsity Boys at 6:15.
JV boys lost a close one, 37-39.
The JV girls won 22-20 over Lockney. Great game, ladies.
With the Smyer girls canceling both bb games Dec. 8th the JV boys will play at 5pm and varsity boys will play at 6:30pm. Tribe Pride!!
Smyer has now cancelled the varsity girls bb game Dec. 8th, we are currently looking for a replacement. Tribe Pride!!
Dec. 8th Smyer will not have a girls JV team. Boys will still start at 5pm, then varsity girls at 6:30pm, then varsity boys at 8pm. Tribe Pride!!
NED is coming to Morton Elementary School today! If you are a home learner or quarantined right now, you can still join us today at 9am https://zoom.us/j/93515431964?pwd=bGw3WElOYTY2K0hPUm5PR2d5YUlwZz09
HS BOYS BASKETBALL Each player will be given their game vouchers for the Petersburg game on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Parents and fans, you have a voucher to get into the game. Please check with your player Thursday evening to get your voucher.
Reminder: Bovina only sent 2 tickets per HS bb player to give to family. These are the only tickets received and must have them to enter Bovina gym.
The Morton ISD phone service is down. We are unable to send or receive outside calls. Our service provider has been notified. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
HS @ Bovina Basketball Game times for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 JVG 5:00 JVB 5:00 VG 6:00 VB 7:30
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Morton ISD. God Bless!! Tribe Pride!!!!
Varsity girls lose to Meadow. Keep working ladies. Tribe Pride!!!
JV Indians lose vs Meadow. Keep working Indians!! Tribe Pride!!!
JV Maidens win big vs Meadow JV. Tribe Pride!!!
Morton HS Indians and Maidens basketball will host Meadow on Tuesday, November 24. There will be 4 games. JVG 4:00, JVB 5:00, VG 6:00, VB 7:30
Morton Indians bb played an exciting game vs Whitharral but came up a little short 49-45. Tribe Pride!!!
Congrats on the win over Whitharral lady Maidens, 48-33! Tribe Pride!!!
Indians JV bb come up a little short to Whitharral. Keep working. Tribe Pride!!
Morton Maidens JV bb wins big over Whitharral!! Great job ladies! Tribe Pride!!
Come to the Basketball games hungry! Concession stand is open for tonight's HS games and there will be concession stands at ALL HS and JH home games this season!
Attention all Indian Basketball fans!! We had enough season vouchers left over after immediate family were able to purchase 4 ticket each to offer season tickets to everyone who signed up for the lottery. So, no need for a lottery! We sold 100 and have 40 seats left open. These forty seats will be available first come first served for all the season home games.
This is the new FCCLA live feed , look out for new information and events regarding FCCLA !
8th grade boys lose a close one, 30-33 to the Roughnecks.
JH boys 8th grade comes up a little short vs Sundown 30-33! Good game Indians!!
JH boys B team wins over Sundown 56-11. Tribe Pride!!
7th grade Indians defeat Sundown, 56-11 to start the season.
Band Parent meeting for tomorrow is postponed. We will let you know when it is rescheduled. Thank you - Mighty Indian Band
Morton HS boys basketball will travel to Muleshoe Tues. for first game of the season. Muleshoe will allow 600 people to enter game. It’s first come first serve. No vouchers. Tribe Pride!!
Lady Maiden JV loses a close one to New Deal 29-28. Hard work pays off, keep it up! Tribe Pride!!!
Morton JH’s first basketball games of the season is Monday, Nov 16, vs Sundown. Boys B then A teams play at 5pm and 6pm at Morton and Girls B team and A team also play at 5 and 6pm at Sundown. Tickets for all Junior High ball games are $3 for Adults and $2 for students. Since boys and girls play at different schools this season, there is no need for pre-sale tickets or vouchers for JH games - for home or away games.
Band Parent Meeting: Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 PM in the gym foyer. A parent or an adult family member needs to be there so that ALL students are represented for 8-12 Band.
The basketball schedules fo 2020-2021 are posted online. Please remember that all events are subject to change. https://5il.co/n1zl
REMINDER! The Tile I zoom meeting will be at 4:00 today. See the link in the next ost.
Watch the video detailing the Morton ISD Basketball Plan from our superintendent. Go to www.mortonisd.net and click on the campfire icon.
Juniors and Seniors who plan on attending a four year university need to sign up to take the ACT before November 20th. The test date is December 12th at South Plains College. I have vouchers in the counselor's office for students who qualify--this waives the cost of the test. Come by to get the voucher.
Title 1 Secondary Parent Family Meeting Zoom When: November 12, 2020 Time : 4:00 Presenter: Holly Boggs Topic: Title 1 Secondary Parent Meeting Zoom Time: Nov 12, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99661647300?pwd=eElMUXZHVTJyMVZDaHBRd1VmYlYzUT09 Meeting ID: 996 6164 7300 Passcode: S3wkpH
https://new-deal-high-school.ticketleap.com/new-deal-vs-morton/dates/Nov-14-2020_at_0100PM New Deal ticket purchase info
Sat girls game in New Deal Our visitor side holds 100 people with the Covid guidelines. There is rope around parts of the bleachers to help keep people spaced out. You will get 100 tickets. Those tickets cover both the JV and V game. We will Not clear the gym after the JV. I will send you a link to share with your parents where they can buy their tickets online. They must either show their tickets on their phone or print them off. No concession stand for us until December so I apologize for that.
South Plains College will be at the High School today to help seniors with their FASFA forms.
Reminder: If you want to purchase a Maidens Basketball shirt, orders are due Nov 5 @ 4:00. Short sleeve $15 Long sleeve $20. Please contact Coach Amy Ramsey (Amy.email@example.com).
Morton vs Tyler Heat game Saturday will be live video broadcast at KTIM.org, go to Live Events
Support the Morton JH and HS bands. Visit https://www.goezfr.com/ and make a holiday purchase on behalf of a student you know in our band program. Use School Code is MORT28
Morton will play Tyler Heat for the Independent Bowl State Championship in Baird Tx, Nov. 7th at 4pm. Come support the tribe!!!.
Due to the late cancellation by Lubbock Titans, Morton has put together an inter-squad game. Coach Williams and Coach Holland drafted teams and we will start game at 4pm this Friday. We are approaching this as a real game. We will have a chain crew, clock/score, and announcer. No charge to come watch. Please come support the Indians!!
Calling all Veterans! If you would like your veteran added to the Veteran's Day Slideshow, please email me the picture, their name, branch, years of service, and any awards. To check if your veteran is already in the slideshow, you can see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8uvi22nrlI&t=509s
Today’s JH game location is 1411 Green ave. Wilson Tx 79381
Lubbock Titans have cancelled varsity football game today. JH is still playing, starting at 5:30pm at Wilson stadium. Tribe Pride!!!
High School will release at normal time. Jr. High will release at 3: 15 Elementary will release according to the following schedule (please come at your time to avoid traffic problems) 3:00 5th & 6th (with siblings) 3:15 Singles (children with no siblings) 3:30 PK-4
Reminder to Morton staff and parents that we will have a late start at 10am, Wednesday Oct 28. At 8am we will drive the roads and make a decision to proceed or cancel by 8:30am. We will post by 9am if we decide to cancel.
Morton iSD is closed today, Oct 27, 2020. Sta warm and safe!❄️☃️
Morton staff and students, friends and family, we will have a delayed start tomorrow, Oct 27, at 10a.m. and will further assess the road conditions in the morning. A parent phone alert will be sent out shortly. Thank you and stay safe and warm.
Message for parents of seniors The FAFSA workshop with South Plains College for seniors has been rescheduled for Monday, November 9th from 9:00 to 3:00.
Good Morning Parents, Due to inclement weather conditions the South Plains College FASFA clinic that was scheduled today for seniors has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
High School District Cross Country meet will be Monday, Oct. 26 @ Mae Simmons park in Lubbock. Racing starts at 10am. Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, JV girls, JV boys
JH (5-1) and Varsity (4-3) play Lubbock Titans at Wilson field in Lubbock this Thursday. JH starts at 5:30pm and Varsity to start at 7:30pm. Tribe Pride!!!!!
*QB D. Franco 9-14 for 167 yds 1 TD, 1 int *J. Mendoza 2 catches for 18yds *J. Rincon 8 rushes 40yds 1 TD, 2 catches 45yds *D. Alvarado 6 carries for 27yds and TD, 4 catches for 96, TD *V. Montoya 2 catches for 28yds and 2 rushes for 2 yds *A. Lopez passing 1 of 1 for 20yds *A. Lynskey 1 carry for 40 yds TD Passing 187 Rushing 134 Total 321 yds Morton 30 All Saints 22
Morton Band competed at UIL Regional Marching today and received a rating of 2 (excellent). Our students had a great performance and we are proud of all their hard work this season!
Varsity fb plays Lubbock All Saints this Friday night (Oct 23) in Morton. Come support the Indians!! Indian Pride!!!
Morton varsity football has picked up a home game vs Lubbock All Saints this Friday (Oct. 23). Come on out and support the boys! Tribe Pride!
Indians football teams lost some good battles to O’Donnell this past week. JH and varsity played tough but came up short.
Congratulations to the HS Cross Country Runners today! Isaiah Cisneros 6th Mariah Regalado 16th Nissa Navarrette 20th Galilea Perez 22 Chloe Enriquez 23 Andrea Castenada 27 Melody Alvarez 28 Girls 4th place team
HS Cross Country will run at LCU tomorrow. Girls will run at 12:15 and boys at 12:40.
Senior Pep Rally The senior pep rally will be held at the football field at 2:45. Each senior will be passing down a legacy to a younger Indians or Maidens Senior Football game. Before the Morton Vs. O’Donnell football game, seniors who participate in football, cheer, band and cross country will be honored. The ceremony will start at 7:00 and the football game at 7:30.
JH Indians will be playing at O’Donnell starting at 5:30pm this evening. Come out and support the undefeated JH football team!
Notes for seniors and their parents from the High School Monday, Oct. 19th, a representatives from Herff Jones will be on campus in the Art Room from 11:00 to 2:00. They will be taking orders and down payment for cap/gown/tassel, high school rings, and such. Parents are Invited to attend. Oct. 20th Seniors will take the ACT beginning at 8:00. Monday, Oct. 26th, Representatives from South Plains College financial aid office will be at MHS to help seniors and their parents with the FAFSA. Remember all seniors must complete a FAFSA this year. The FAFSA opened Oct. 1. If you can bring the following information with you or have your parents bring the information with them, you should have the best advising/help with completing your FAFSA possible. There is a sign up sheet in the counseling office to allow you to sign up for a specific time for your parents between 9:00 and 3:00. You will need the following items to complete the FAFSA forms --Parent and Student FSA ID’s, Students and Parents may apply for FSA ID on studentaid.gov website. --Social Security Number --Alien Registration Number --2019 Federal Tax Information or Tax Returns and or W2’s if they did not file a return. --Untaxed Income Records --Cash, Savings and Checking Account Balances, --Investments other than the House in which you live. Oct. 26th, Aruturo Martinez from will be on campus to provide advising for dual credit students and/or seniors preparing to attend South Plains college. Oct. 27th Seniors and all current dual credit students will take the TSI-Accuplacer in Reading/Writing and Math.
All students come back tomorrow including PK.
No JH football practice today (Monday), regular time Tues morning as usual, 7am. Thank you.
Reminder: JH District Cross Country is tomorrow (Oct 12) in Sundown! We will leave from the gym at 2:30!
Varsity football practice Monday 6:30pm. Don’t be late. Indian Pride!!
Cross Country Information: HS will leave @ 8:30 from the gym Saturday, 10/10. We will compete at 11:00 & 11:15 in Lubbock (Mae Simmons Park). JH will leave @ 2:30 from the gym Monday, 10/12. We will compete at 4:00 & 4:30 in Sundown.
7th and 8th grade will have an awards assembly in the gym on Thursday October 8th from 11:15 to 11:40. The school will be congratulating students who made the Honor Roll.
Notice to Juniors, Seniors, and their parents. West Texas Graduation Reps will be at the High School on Wednesday, Oct. 7th from 9:00--12:30 They will be giving information-- order forms, pricing information, etc. graduation announcement, rings, and such.
Pink Out shirts will be available to order until 4:00 p.m. today.
There is school today. Only PK is remote.
Picture Day is coming to Morton ISD on Tuesday, October 6! Elementary students will have their photos made in the library. You may send in an order for your photos in the envelope that went home with your student, or order online at www.lifetouch.com with the code that was sent home.
Picture Day is coming to Morton ISD on Tuesday, October 6! Junior High and High School students will have their photos made in the junior high library. We will also be taking photos of the Band, Cheer squads, football teams and cross country teams. You may send in an order for your photos in the envelope that went home with your student, or order online at www.lifetouch.com with the code that was sent home.
All athletic events for Thurs, Friday and Saturday have been cancelled this week.
Reminder: JH Cross Country will be leaving from the gym at 2:00 today. The meet will start at 4:00 in Farwell.
Thank you to Indian Nation for a very successful Homecoming Week!
Stats vs Kress Score: Morton 59 - Kress 35 Passing - Dro Franco 12-25 201 yds 4 TD, Dustin Alvarado 0-1 Receiving - Vicente Montoya 4 for 59 yds 2 TD, Aaron Lynskey 4 for 128 yds 2 TD, Jayden Mendoza 4 for 14 yds Rushing - Dro Franco 4 for 67yds, Dustin Alvarado 4 for 33 yds 2 TD, John Rincon 6 for 32 yds 1 TD (also had KO return TD) Total offense - 333yds Defense scored 2 TD’s
Indians take the homecoming victory, 59-35. Easy to go. TRIBE!!!
Here are several important announcements from our counseling office for our Juniors and Seniors . If you have any questions please call Mrs. Van Wettering in her office (806-266-5505 ext. 503). PSAT scheduled for Oct. 14th for juniors who signed up. ACT scheduled for Oct. 20th for seniors who signed up. TSI Accuplacer will be scheduled once the last 5 students complete the pre-assessment. Financial Aid -- FAFSA--Oct. 26th Representatives from South Plains College financial aid office will be here from 9:00 to 3:00. They will work with every senior to get started on their FAFSA. It will help the process if seniors and their parents already have a pin. This is a graduation requirement now. Students are encouraged to sign up for a specific time with their parents so that they get the greatest help with this process. (Students should bring a copy of their parents 2019 income taxes). Arturo Martinez--Dual Credit Advisement Oct. 26th (Time TBD) This is for students taking a dual credit course this semester. West Texas Graduation Reps--Oct. 7th 9:00--12:30/Juniors and seniors Information, order form, pricing information, etc. graduation announcement, rings, and such. -- West Texas Graduation Reps--Oct. 16th 9:00--12:30/Juniors and seniors.
Elementary parents, if your child was riding bicycles with ET, he or she is waiting at the south end of the football field, by the handicap entrance
Parents and Morton boosters! Be sure to share your video and photos from Homecoming week with Mr. Hill! You will have special coverage on the websites and in the yearbook this year!
JH Cross Country will have a meet on Monday, Sept. 28 in Farwell. Students will leave from the gym at 2:00. Running will start at 4:00.
JV football Indians lose a tough battle vs Kress 34-19. Keep fighting Indians!!
Big shout out to the JH football Indians with a big 46-0 win over San Jacinto. Tribe Pride!! Christian Enriquez 2 TD’s Deven Ponce 1 TD Andreas Bejarano 1 TD Jorge Regalado 1 TD Donte Chavez 1 TD
Please Click on the link to read a letter from our Superintendent about a positive case of Covid-19 at Morton ISD. Thank You https://5il.co/l89y
Morton JH Indians will host San Jacinto this Thurs. at 5pm. JV will travel to Kress starting at 6:30pm Homecoming for varsity this week vs Kress.
Passing *Dro Franco 6 of 9 for 67yds *Alex Lopez 3 of 5 for 69yds Rec./Rushing *Dustin Alvarado 2 catches for 26yds and 1 carry for 8 yd TD *Jayden Mendoza 3 catches for 34 yds *Luis Rubio 1 catch for 17yds and 1 carry for 7yd TD *Aaron Lynskey 2 catches for 18yds, 1 carry for 3yds (xp) *Xaiver Ramon 2 catches for 41yds and 2 carries for 19yds *John Rincon 2 carries for 13 yds and 1 TD Ssiah Huertas 1 carry for 4 yds 136 yds passing 118 yds rushing 254 yds total offense *Score Morton 60-Trent 12
Morton Indians varsity football beat Trent 60 to 12, Congratulations Indians
Grades 7-12 will not be receiving a progress report the first three weeks. The grade program TxEis is not working. The good news is all grades are recorded in Schoolology. You can access your child's grades through this program and get more information than ever before. You can see averages, assignments, student work, and time on task. If you don't know how to access Schoolology, please contact JayCee.Mclendon@mortonisd.net Notes about Homecoming Students will decorate the halls on Monday Grades 7-9 will come from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Grade 10-12 will come from 5:45 to 7:45 PM. We will have our bonfire on Thursday. Everyone is invited, but you will need to wear your masks. The students who ride the fire truck will leave the high school at 7:30 We will have a parade on Friday, starting at 2:00 PM. We will have a pep rally at the football field which starts at 2:30 PM. The booster club will be selling barbecue sandwiches in the gym lobby before the game. Homecoming starts at 7:00. Students in the Homecoming need to be there at the field at 6:30.
Varsity time change at Trent. Game starts at 7pm, not 7:30pm. Sorry for the confusion
Smyer Cross Country Meet Information: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 8:00 am Varsity Girls 8:30 am Varsity Boys Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 JH will start running at 4:45 pm.
Varsity FB will be leaving for Trent Friday at 2pm. Need to be here early to have everything ready to go. Indian Pride!!
JH will be leaving the FH at 1pm. Need to be here a little early to have things ready. JH bus will not leave to come home until Varsity game.
JH B football vs Springlake Earth has been cancelled. They are under quarantine.
We are experiencing an interruption in our phone service due to a problem with our service provider Windstream. We are working with them to resolve the problem. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank You
Morton Indian Apparel- ( this is not a fundraiser) Click link below to see custom Indian apparel. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS40541
Great job by the JH Indians and Maidens today at the cross country meet! Keep working hard! Tribe Pride!
JH b team is playing Thursday in Springlake and JH A team playing Friday before varsity at Trent.
Week 3 stats (0-48 L) Team totals 62 rush yds 152 pass yds 214 total offense *Dro Franco 8/12 97yds *Dustin Alvarado 1 pass for 55yds 6 carries for 44 yds 4 rec for 65 yds *John Rincon 2 rec for 26 yds 2 carries for 14 yds *Vicente Montoya 1 rec for 55 yds *Alex Lopez 1 rec. for 5yds *Aaron Linskey 1 rec for 1 yd 2 carries 4 yds
Reminder: JH will have their first cross country meet tomorrow @ LCU. Athletes running cross country will leave right after school. Race starts at 6:00 pm.
Great job at the first cross country meet Indians and Maidens! Keep up the hard work!
Morton Indians take on Whitharral in Morton tonight at 7:30pm. Come out and support the Tribe!!!!
JV: Christopher Velasquez (4 TDs, 237 total yards) Jesus Esquivel (1 TD reception) Ssiah Huerta (1 TD pass) Score 32-13 W
Great job last night JH Indians!!! JH: Christian Enriquez (5 TDs) Deven Ponce (1 TD) Score 38-32 - W
Junior High Cross Country will have their first meet of the season on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at LCU. The JH Boys will start at 6:00pm and JH Girls at 6:03 pm. Fans are welcome to attend and support but must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Congrats to the JH Indians football team on beating Whitharral 38-32! Indian Pride!!!
High School Cross Country will have their first meet of the season Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at LCU. Varsity Boys will run at 8:30 am followed by Varsity Girls at 9:00 am. Fans are welcome to come, but must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
7th Grade Band: THIS FRIDAY is JH night. 7th grade band students - meet at the Band Hall at 6:15 PM, play with the HS band until half time, get a $7.00 credit from the concession stand to say thank you! We appreciate you.
JH and JV Football is at Whitharral, JH starting at 5pm and JV to follow. Indian Pride!!
5th - 7th grade band parents: Come by the elementary gym TODAY any time between 3:30 - 6:30 to buy a band book for your student AND/OR rent or buy an instrument that will benefit them for years.
Due to approaching weather, we have cancelled 7th grade scrimmage vs Springlake Earth today. Please help spread the word. Indian Pride!!
7th grade football will have a practice/scrimmage today vs Springlake Earth today starting at 5pm in Morton. Was a last min. Addition, will be great for or 7th graders.
Remember HS FB players we have practice today starting at 7pm.
Week 1 Dro 7 of 10 for 73 yds passing Dustin 7 rushes for 19 yds and a rushing TD, threw 1 int John 3 catches for 4 yds Vicente 1 catch for 1 yd Aaron 2 catches for 48 yds Total of 107 yds
Week 2 stats Dro 16-25 for 191 yds, 4 TDS Dustin 6 rushes 19 yds, 4 catches 45 yds 1 rec TD John 6 rushes 17 yds, 5 catches 75 yds 1 rec TD Vicente 4 catches 18 yds, 1 TD Aaron 3 catches 79 yds, 1 rec TD, KOR for TD Alex 2 rush 4 yds, 2 of 3 passing for 27yds and 1 catch for 1 yd 298 total yards Great job Indians!!!
Morton HS football 19 - 13 at half time, Morton in the lead
Varsity report to FH at 2pm, make sure you wear masks, etc. bus will be pulling out at 2:30pm JH report to FH at 3:30pm and JV report at 4:30pm. Indian Pride!!
All football games are on as scheduled. All schools and locations have been notified and are good to go. JH andJV home vs Lubbock Titans starting at 5pm JV to follow. Varsity in Hermleigh vs Medina starting at 7pm. Indian Pride!!
Please go to www.mortonisd.net and click on the campfire icon to watch a new video from our superintendent for Thursday, September 3rd.
A determination about the football games will be made sometime tomorrow. We will make an announcement on all Morton social media sites and our webpage. Thank you.
Earlier we reported that a student had tested positive for Covid-19. Since that announcement it was learned that a staff member has also tested positive. Morton Schools will be closed tomorrow for deep cleaning. Friday remote learning will continue as planned. Monday is a holliday and we will return to school on Tuesday. Thank You
5th and 6th grade students are participating in band this year. To help them start off right, we have a special event on Tuesday, September 8th from 3:30 - 6:30. Ask your student for the GREEN handout they got today from their homeroom teacher.
Morton ISD has purchased several disinfecting foggers to add an additional measure in our facility cleaning process. Disinfectant fogging involves saturating an entire room with a microbial substance that can purify and remove pathogens from the air, as well as from surfaces within the room. Disinfectant fogging is highly effective at combating pathogens, particularly those that are airborne or carried in respiratory droplets, such as the flu virus or COVID-19. This is an additional protection in above our professional GermBlast applications.
A Covid-19 case has been identified in Morton ISD. Please click on the link below to read an important letter from our Superintendent. https://5il.co/kjy2
Varsity at Hermleigh vs Medina Thurs at 7pm JH/JV home vs Lubbock Titans JH at 5pm and 6pm.
There will be a regular school day tomorrow, Friday, August 28th. However, there will not be a pep rally.
JV will host Wildorado starting at 4pm today. Come support our young men represent our school and community. Varsity will host Knox City tomorrow, Friday Aug. 28. Please come support! Indian Pride.
High school and junior high students with the last name beginning with the letters A through L will attend school tomorrow, and students with last name M through Z will attend on Tuesday. All schedules will be handed out when students get to school tomorrow. Dual credit courses begin Monday, August 24th. Be sure to login to your my SPC and into your blackboard and begin your classwork. We will see you tomorrow or Tuesday; get a good nights rest!
Elementary parents: tomorrow only students A-L will come & Tuesday will be only students M-Z. You are welcome to walk your child to class & take a photo their first day. Most teachers also have a presentation, so expect to stay 15 to 30 minutes. Must wear mask, no siblings please
Morton's varsity and Jr. Varsity will a scrimmage today @ Sands ISD @ 6:00. There will allow fans into the game, but seating will be limited. We did not get a number on how many fans will be allowed into the game. Part of the problem is that there will be four schools at Sands each with a Jr. Varsity and a Varsity team. There are many parents to this many students. Once the stadium has reached 50% capacity, fans will be turned away at the gate. They will go with first come first into the scrimmage.
Good Morning parents, With the first day of school quickly arriving,we would like to inform you that 7th and 8th grade students will need report to the gym for the first day. Additionally, students the the last name beginning A-L will report on Monday, and students with the last name begins with M-Z will report on Tuesday.. High school students will need to report to the high school. Thank you !
High school students if you are enrolled in a dual credit course, it would be great if you could come in on Thursday, August 20, which is tomorrow and check in with Mrs. McClendon. She will help you get logged into your blackboard and make sure you have everything is ready to go on Monday.
Morton High School students if you’re interested in a career in the health field come in and see what we can offer you in the way of health science pathway. We would love to get you enrolled in the classes that will help you be ready for the future.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Aug 20 at 5pm, Elementary will have a meeting for parents of students who are planning to do remote learning. Only one parent per household should attend, no children, and you must wear a mask.
High School and Jr. High students that will be doing remote learning will need to pick up their Chromebooks from the High School Thursday afternoon. You can ask questions about logging in at this time. We want you to be ready to start school on Monday.
School is almost here, and we will be honoring our high school students at Meet the Indians on Friday @ 6:30. We will not be able to include our Jr. High students this year due to COVID. We look forward to honoring these students. This year will be different than any other year before due to COVID-19. Please be understanding as we share the new regulations. We must follow state guidelines in an attempt to keep everyone safe. If you want to join us, please see the guidelines below. -The stadium can only be at 50% capacity. -Everyone must self screen. You will be asked if you have any of the following symptoms. If you are positive for these symptoms you will not be allowed to come into the stadium. -Fever of 100.0 degrees or more -Loss of taste or smell -Cough -Difficulty breathing -Shortness of breath -Headache -Chills -Sore throat -Shaking or exaggerated shivering -Significant muscle pain or ache - Diarrhea -Social Distancing will be required. Families can sit by each other, but they must remain 6 feet apart from non-family members -Everyone must wear a mask or shield. -Jr. high and elementary students will need to remain with their families. This year will be different than any other year before it due to COVID-19. Please be understanding as we share the new regulations. We must follow state guidelines and attempt to keep everyone safe. So work with us to keep everyone safe. If you want to join us, please see the guidelines below. -The stadium can be at 1/2 capacity -Everyone must self screen. You will be asked if you have any of the following symptoms. If you are positive for these symptoms you will not be allowed to come into the stadium. -Fever of 100.0 degrees or more -Loss of taste or smell -Cough -Difficulty breathing -Shortness of breath -Headache -Chills -Sore throat -Shaking or exaggerated shivering -Significant muscle pain or ache - Diarrhea -Social Distancing will be required. Families can sit by each other, other, but they must remain 6' apart from non-family members -Everyone must wear a mask or shield. -Jr. high and elementary students will need to remain with their families.
Meet the Indian is set for this Friday at 6:30pm at the football stadium. Please bring mask and follow Covid-19 guidelines. Indian Pride.
Please Click on the Campfire icon at www.mortonisd.net to see the latest campfire chat from our superintendent for August 13th.
This was our 2nd year to award Marching Show Shirts to students with high attendance at summer band. Last year, 5 students earned a shirt....THIS YEAR, 11 students will receive a free shirt. Congratulations on all your hard work! Let's build this Band.
Meet the Indian will be Aug. 21, 6:30pm at the football stadium. Please wear mask. Hope to see everyone. Indian Pride!!
Please Click on the Campfire icon at mortonisd.net to see the latest campfire chat from our superintendent for information for starting school.
UPDATE: UIL has made another change for cross country. High School boys and girls cross country practice will start August 17 @ 7:00 am. Athletes need to report to the front of HS gym. Practice will begin promptly at 7:00 am, please do not be late!
Parents and guardians of high school and junior high students, please take time to stop by the high school front office Thursday afternoon and/or all day Friday to pick up registration packets. Packets need to be completed and returned to the high school office by Friday afternoon August 7th before 4 o’clock.
News from Moton's FCCLA Elena Alvarado MHS FCCLA Chapter President and recently elected region 1 vice president of projects just finished a week of virtual officer camp. Officers planned the regional and stare conferences to be held in the spring. True example of a student led organization. Way to go Elena!
This message is for High School seniors who want to apply for scholarships. The deadline for this scholarship is already coming close. The Horatio Alger Association offers one of the largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who've faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are primarily focused on recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, they seek students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. The application period for high school seniors pursuing bachelor's degree programs ends October 25. The application for career and technical education is open until August 15; this is for students pursuing associate degrees or technical certifications. You can access this scholarship at the following website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/?SFMC_cid=EM347518-&rid=158663616 If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Van Wettering at the High School. 266-5505 Ext 503
Morton junior high and high school parents may pick up packets for registration at the high school office on Tuesday August 4 and Wednesday August 5. Packets need to be completed and returned by August 7 which is Friday. Office hours are 8 AM to 4 PM.
9-12 football practice starts today at 7:30pm, that means we will be on the field at 7:30pm. Make sure you bring your mask, as well as a great attitude and effort. Indian Pride!!
Summer band for 8th - 12 starts Monday @ 9:30 AM in the band hall. EVERYONE should follow this checklist for safety & success. http://mortonisdtx.apptegy.us/o/morton/page/band--377
9-12 Football will pick up gear Friday, July 31 starting at noon. We will be issuing out helmet, shirt and shorts. You will need to have physical on file or in hand. Look forward to seeing everyone. Indian Pride!!!
Athletic Parent Meeting for grades 7-12, boys and girls, Friday July 31 @ 6:30 pm at the community activity building. Everyone that attends MUST bring and wear a mask. We will discuss athletic policy, schedules, and answer any questions.
Athletic Parent Meeting for grades 7-12, boys and girls, Friday July 31 @ 6:30 pm at the community activity building. We will discuss athletic policy, practice schedules, game schedules and answer any questions you may have. We will also hand out UIL athletic paperwork that will need to be filled out and returned. We would love to have you join us and meet the coaching staff.
Parents please go to our web page at mortonisd.net and fill out our Parent Survey for our Safe School Return Program. Fill out a survey for each student you have. Thanks
For more information about Morton's Safe School Plan go to www.mortonisd.net and click on "Morton Safe School Start Plan"
Please click on the link to read a letter from our superintendent about the Morton School Safe Start Plan. https://5il.co/in5f
Reminder: this is our last week of small group practices. Very proud of how many students who have attended both in person AND virtually! Go Mighty Indian Band!
Summer strength and conditioning is back up and running. Test came back negative and all is well. Girls will start at 6:30pm and boys at 7:30pm. Tribe Pride!!!
All high school course request forms and signed graduation plans need to be turned in by Thursday, July 23rd. If you can bring them by the high school between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00.
Congratulations to Band members who attended the virtual leadership conference! Your hard work is building a great future for our program!
Summer workouts have been postponed due to possible exposure. We have been taking every precaution to protect our student athletes,daily temperature checks, masks to and from facility,hand sanitizer throughout building and daily disinfecting of building. We will keep you posted.
If you missed the letterman jacket fitting today, you will need to pick up a form from Coach Ramsey. You must fill out the form and mail to Balfour. Balfour must receive your form no later than Thursday, July 23, for your jacket to be delivered with all other orders.
The Morton Big Gym is closed till further notice. We are refinishing the floor. Please do not enter the building. Thank You.
Remember athletic physicals are being done right now at Hs gym from 9am-2pm.
High school gym will be closed from Friday July 17th thru Monday July 27. The floor is being resurfaced and waxed. No one allowed on floor during this time. Thank you!!
Watch the new video for our Freshman Summer CTE camp. Its not to late to come to the camp. Click on the link below to watch the video. https://vimeo.com/user103180855/review/436799461/b606c03a28
Letter Jacket packet. If you have lettered this past season, you will need to come by HS office or Field House office to pick up packet. Please bring packet with you to jacket measuring July 16 at 11am in HS gym foyer.
Physicals will be in HS gym foyer July 16th 9am-2pm
Physical form pick up. You will need to pick up forms at HS office or at Field House office. You will need to have them filled out and signed BEFORE you arrive. If you do not have a physical on file, you will not be able to pick up sports gear when we start. Thank you.
Letter jacket packets have been mailed to Morton ISD. When they arrive we will send out more info to pick up. Stay tuned and stay safe!! Tribe Pride.
Morton ISD is following UIL recommendations and will close all athletic facilities until Monday, July 13,2020.
All incoming 7th, 9th and 11th grade students participating in athletics or band MUST have a physical. The local clinic is offering free physicals on July 16 from 9am-2 pm at the HS gym. It is important that you have the formed filled out and signed by parent/guardian before arriving to get your physical. Forms will be available the day of physicals or you can pick one up from a coach at strength and conditioning. Equipment will not be issued if you do not have a physical.
Meal delivery will be today rather than tomorrow. 11 til gone.
Manten a tu familia segura este 4 de julio! Evite grupos mayores de 10 personas; quédese en casa si puede; lávese las manos; usa una máscara; mantente a 6 pies de distancia. ¡Haz tu parte!
Keep your family safe this 4th of July! Avoid groups larger than 10; stay home if you can; wash your hands; wear a mask; stay 6 ft. apart. Do your part!
Watch our video about our upcoming Indians on the Move CTE Summer Camp starting July 6th. It is for all incoming freshman. Great Prizes, Field Trips, Early Sign Up for Classes. All hands on, no "school work" Go to www.mortonisd.net and click on the campfire icon.
Summer workouts will be off this week (June 29-July 2) and July 7th and 8th of next week. Facilities will be closed. We are very proud of our kids so far, we are averaging 54 athletes per day. Tribe Pride!!!
Still some lunches left! Come get you some!
Incoming Morton 9th Graders, sign up for the Indians on the Move: College & Career Camp starting July 6th. Go to www.mortonisd.net
The storm last night disabled our phone connection from Windstream. They have been notified and we are waiting for repairs. At this time we are unable to send or receive phone calls.
Lunch pickup starts at 11 today! Come get yours!
The online application for P-EBT is now open. Se encuentra disponible la solicitud en línea de la P-EBT. Go to www.mortonisd.net for more info.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June. P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
7-12 athletic girls (girls only) strength and conditioning will start at 6:30pm, boys at 7:30pm starting today.
Lunch pickup is today! 11:00 until gone.
Elena Alvarado, Kami Rodriguez, and Makayla Rodriguez researched and developed a plan to help reduce food waste, improve the cafeteria environment and encourage consumption of Nutritious foods. The team placed in top 5 and $1,000 to help put their project into action.
Parents and Community Members, go to the Morton ISD web page and click on the campfire to take our Indians on the Move:College and Career Summer Camp Survey or click this link: https://forms.gle/icSaHjCb52cA2z9d6
Results from Texas FFA State Degree Check: Jose Rivera - Gold & 2nd place Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication Proficiency Award Isaiah Cisneros - Silver & 6th place Ag Services Proficiency Award Alyssa Rodriguez - Bronze & 7th place Swine Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency
TEA/UIL guidelines for summer S&C Please click the link for more info......https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nQX7PEcHap3ekt_sf395lsJ9XCbadlMpaYqOI46bVX8/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to our FCCLA. They are finalists for the AdCap challenge. The grand champion week be announced virtually June 11. Great job, guys!
Don't forget: lunch pickup today from 11-1:30 (or until it's gone).
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June. P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT
Underclassmen, if you want to move up to the next grade level, we need everything turned in today.
High school, don't forget to bring your computers, MiFi's, chargers, library books, band instruments, e.t.c. to school today.
Tomorrow is the day for all junior’s high students who have not turned in their technology to bring it by the Jr High School between 11:00 & 12:30
High school students, tomorrow is the day to bring everything back to school and pick up anything you had in your locker. Bring your computers, chargers, bags, Mifis, instruments and anything else you have that belongs to the school. We will be taking materials up from 9 - 3.
To nominate your teacher for Teacher Of The Year. Click on the link: https://forms.gle/xiwfGVstPtB7JDst6
Yay Kindergarten! Your graduation will be this Wednesday, May 20th at 11am!! Remember to self screen for COVID 19 symptoms and each graduate may have ONE car in the line and there may not be more than 6 people in the car (all from the same household and including the graduate). Kinder teachers have sent home details, please contact them if you have questions.
Congratulations to our FFA Proficiency Award state qualifiers. https://www.facebook.com/268179990330183/posts/840038293144347/
Events for next week Monday from 11:00 to 12:30 @ the Jr. High 1. Return all band instruments 2. Pick up band fund raiser 3. Pick up personal items Tuesday during school hours: Students who have work packets need to return them to the Jr. High. This is the latest you can return your packets. Teachers must have time to grade packets. Students are welcome to return packets Monday afternoon. No one will be at the Jr. High until 11:00 AM Thursday from 11 to 12:30 @ the Jr. high. Students will return Chromebooks and MyFy's if they have them. This information is given in video form at the following link. If you have questions please call me at the the Jr. High. 806-266-5505 Ext 405 https://vimeo.com/419079887
Come on out and join these fun, cruising the drag.
Come out and cruise the Drag ‘n Brag with us tonight. See what our students have accomplished this year. Every student has a poster with their name and accolades in front of the high school. This is not just for students – it’s for the entire community. It’s our way of bragging o
Seniors, we'll have a short Zoom at 5:30 this afternoon. Same code as last week. We'll discuss Sunday and graduation procedures. See you then.
Revised Morton ISD End of Year Activities is now up. Senior Walk(Drive) is May 17th.
Seniors please go to your school email and you will see your invite for tonight's zoom about graduation. We will start at 6 o'clock. If you have problems getting to it, contact Mrs.Reese or Ms. Ingle.
Get the latest details of what's going on at Morton ISD. Watch the latest Campfire Chat from Superintendent Karen Saunders. Got to www.mortonisd.net
Seniors, we will have a Zoom meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 6:00 to discuss our upcoming graduation. You will receive an invite from Ms. Ingle. Please plan to attend. Parents are welcome as well.
A/B Honor Roll for 5th 6 weeks. Way to go Indians & Maidens! Click on the link below
A Honor Roll for 5th Six Weeks at Morton Elementary. Great job, students!
Seniors, get your bios turned in TODAY!
SENIORS, if you haven't turned in your bios for the newspaper, we need them by tomorrow It was sent thru Coach William's Schoology for economics last week and can be turned in to him or Ms Ingle. Again, get that turned in by tomorrow.
I need to make a clarification on this week's Campfire Chat. When I said that you could do all of one class's work in one day, that was not to imply that there would only be one assignment. Teachers are putting the entire week's assignments out at once rather than daily.
A New High School Campfire Chat for April 23th is up on the webpage, Go to www.mortonisd.net to watch the video.
Parents! Yearbook is seeking photos of our students working, playing and enjoying family time during the stay at home period. We need these ASAP as we have to get the yearbook completed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for making yearbook a success!
Las escuelas permanecerán cerradas con "Learn at Home" continuando hasta el final del año. Se publicará más información en nuestro sitio web en www.mortonisd.net Haga clic en el icono rojo "Aprender en casa".
Schools will remain closed with "Learn at Home" continuing till the end of the school year.
K-2 Parents, Go to the Morton ISD website and click on Learn at Home link or click on the link below to watch videos on how to help your student with their iPads http://mortonisdtx.apptegy.us/o/morton/page/elementary-school-resources
Check out the latest High School FireSide Chat from our Principal for Tuesday April 14th https://vimeo.com/user103180855/review/407749070/6a92334d49
Seniors, you may bring your scholarship applications by the HS. (We might not object to an avocado either. JK.)
Seniors, you may bring your avocados by today. Wil be here til 11.
All 6th thru 11th grader students. Help us make plans for the renovation of the cafeteria at the High School Please Click on the link to take our survey https://bit.ly/2yfjECN
Monday night campfire chat for April 13th from our Superintendent is up on our webpage. Just go to www.Mortonisd.net and click on the Campfire icon.
While we are still unsure about when things will open back up, we are sure that it is time to start registering for our great PK 3 & PK 4 Early Childhood program at Morton. https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/F0791C598BCF67078DF79BB02D1E3CEF/0F19AE13CEA4EE7CF69FC1FA639D0ADD
Band members will deliver orders from their sping fund raiser when school returns to regular session. The company is storing the products until it is safe for both our students customers.
Hey Indians, go to the link below to see the latest HS Fireside chat. https://vimeo.com/user103180855/review/405623800/ffc8161e04
Recuerda la importancia del distanciamiento social. Evite espacios públicos y manténgase alejado de los demás (al menos 6 pies). Si continuamos siguiendo la guía de salud pública, menos de nuestros amigos y familiares se verán afectados por COVID-19. #StayHomeTexas
Remember the importance of social distancing. If you must go out, avoid public spaces and keep your distance from others (at least 6 feet). If we continue to follow valuable public health guidance, fewer of our friends & family will be affected by COVID-19. #StayHomeTexas
Principal Ramos shares a message about school at home. Click on the link below. https://vimeo.com/user103180855/review/404864543/ddf4d4d7b4
New Monday night campfire chat from our Superintendent is up on our webpage. Just go to www.Mortonisd.net and click on the Campfire icon.
Seniors, if you are applying for the Cocram County Schools Federal Credit Union scholarship, they must be turned in tomorrow by 10:00 a.m., tomorrow. Bring them by the high school tomorrow morning. That's by 10:00, tomorrow!!!
The Cochran County schools credit union scholarship must be turned No later than 10:00am April 7th at the high school, so that Mrs. Van Wettering can get it turned in by 5:00 to the credit union.
Go to Pete Christy's Facebook page and vote for our Indians!
These came in, but unfortunately we won't be doing the fundraiser as planned. Instead we will give them to the Elementary school families that want them and ask that you donate to help Cristabel and her family. Their paypal is https://paypal.me/cristabelly?locale.x=en_US
Seniors, don't forget to being your scholarships with you, also.
Seniors, don't forget to come by the high school to pick up your cap and gowns.
La comunidad del Morton ISD debe trabajar en equipo para luchar contra COVID-19. Visite la página Https://tea.texas.gov/mantentebien para obtener información vital sobre como detener el contagio. Si nos mantenemos separados ahora, estaremos juntos más pronto.
The Morton ISD community must work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon
Click on Link for a Message from our Learning Management System, Schoology https://docs.google.com/document/d/1azKott0QbKg3dSWf81VFiVKx-WaIDbLbz_vV8d30dCk/edit?usp=sharing
See a special Campfire Chat from our Superintendent explaining the extending of the Learn at Home program thru May 4th.
A new message from our Superintendent. Click on the Campfire icon!
Seniors, we will be handing out cap and gowns Thursday! If you still owe money, you should be receiving a call from West Texas Graduation Services about that. We will hand those out Thursday from 11:00 - 1:30 iiib front od thre hugh school. See you then!!!
We will be needing photos for the yearbook! Please, if you have any photo resources that I may use in the yearbook, please get them to me ASAP. email@example.com Sophmore class photos Special Events Learning from Home NHS OAP Band FCCLA Art Track Baseball Golf Tennis
On March 25th parents can come to the Junior High to pick their student's Chromebook and their band instrument. Parents not picking up lunches please come between 9 and 11. Parents who are picking lunches can come between 11 and 1:30. When you come please remain in your vehicles, and we will come out to you to help you.
Check out the Campfire chat message from Mrs. Saunders on our web page. Just click on the Campfire icon.
Please go to the Morton ISD website at mortonisd.net and fill out our 'Learn at Home" survey. This will help us plan for the education of your student during this crisis. Thank You
March 19, 2020 Morton Parents, Students and Community Members, As many of you know, Governor Abbott announced statewide temporary school closures this afternoon until April 3, 2020, requesting districts to continue with at-home learning programs for our students. Please rest assured that Morton ISD continues to finalize logistics on at-home learning options and on the distribution of food to address children’s nutritional needs while school is out. Teachers will be planning next week and at-home education will start March 30, 2020. We will be mailing a letter to each parent or guardian requesting information about if students have access to the internet at home and if parents will participate in the free meal program. This letter will be mailed Friday and will include a prepaid envelope to mail the questionnaire back. All parents/guardians are urged to do so. Free meal program will start on Wednesday, March 27th and will be open to all 0-18 year olds. More information and guidance will be made available on our website and Facebook by Monday, March 23, 2020. UIL announced today that UIL competition and practices will be canceled until May 3, 2020. Also, please note that use of Morton facilities, gym and weight room will be suspended until we return to normal school operations. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in Morton stay safe and healthy. Superintendent Karen Saunders
Morton Parents, our earlier phone call regarding extending Spring Break for students that was sent out was confusing. Our apologies. To be specific, students will NOT have school next week, March 23-27, in order for school officials to assess our current health situation and make educational plans if we need an extended closure due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A letter will be mailed to all parents with details later this week.
March 18, 2020 Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Morton ISD will suspend normal district operations for students through Friday, March 27th, 2020 in an effort support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Our health officials report that cases are continuing to spread in the state, and an increase in confirmed cases in Lubbock and Hockley County seems likely. Suspending operations for this length of time will allow us to assess the growing situation to determine, in coordination with local health officials, whether the virus is continuing to have community spread or whether it has been contained. Additionally, all extracurricular activities, practices and athletic events are suspended while we are closed. We do not make this decision lightly. We fully realize it presents significant difficulties to working parents. However, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community. Morton ISD teachers and staff will be finalizing logistics on at-home learning options and the distribution of food to address children’s nutritional needs while school is out. We will be mailing a letter to each parent or guardian requesting information about access to the internet at home and if parents will participate in the free meal program if school is closed for longer than one week. This letter will include a prepaid envelope to mail the questionnaire back and all parents/guardians are urged to do so. More information and guidance will be made available on our website by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. We will also take this week to further clean schools and buses and restock custodial and nursing supplies. Additionally, we ask the broader community to take the following reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the illness: • Don’t shake hands • Wash your hands regularly • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded placed and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length) • If you are moving around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Students who have traveled should plan to stay home for two weeks after arriving home. Please contact your campus to let them know, and this will be considered an excused absence. • If you suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice . • Keep your child at home if he/she feels ill, even if you think it is just a cold. • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care This is a quickly changing situation, and we will continue to monitor information, will assess conditions throughout the week, and will provide the next update by March 27th, 2020 via our website and email. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of the community in Morton stay safe and healthy. Superintendent Karen Saunders
Good afternoon Morton parents, students, and community members, There are many questions about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact our schools. We are vigilant and have been proactive. On Saturday, we had Germblast, a professional disinfecting company who use a high-level disinfection process, treat all areas at all campuses. We have been following the recommendations of the CDC and are focused on prevention. We will continue to disinfect the school areas and buses and keep sanitizer and Kleenex available, and soap dispensers filled. We are in collaboration with Cochran Memorial Hospital and are keeping up with the latest on the COVID -19 virus. As of today, the district plans to resume classes on Monday, March 23rd. We will closely monitor the situation, and should it become necessary to cancel school in the future, we will notify families via text, the Morton app, email, website, local media stations, and social media accounts. If you feel you or your family may have been exposed while traveling during Spring Break, please contact your doctor or the Cochran Memorial Hospital by telephone. Cochran Memorial Hospital staff will determinealocationtoconductascreeningoutsidethehospital. PleaseseetheirFacebookpagefor detailed information on screenings. Families should follow standard procedures for illness upon returning from spring break (and any time your child has been sick). •Fever: Students must be free of fever for 24 hours without Tylenol or Advil. •Vomiting or Diarrhea: If your child is vomiting or had diarrhea, they should not return to school until those issues have been resolved for 24 hours. •Students on Antibiotics: Students who receive antibiotics for an illness should wait 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics and after the last instance of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school. For more information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Karen Saunders, M.Ed. Superintendent Morton ISD
The UIL has cancelled all competitions through March 29th.
Keep your kids engaged in literacy over the break as actors read their favorite books for FREE! https://www.storylineonline.net/
You will be receiving letters in the mail this week from the US Census Bureau. Please make sure to fill those out accurately as it affects school funding for head start, school lunches, & classroom technology. For more information go to https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/s
Next year's JH cheerleaders will be Sariah Maldonado, Hope Zapata, Faith Zapata, Dariana Molinar, Natalie Ramirez, Frances Alvarado, Malorie Villarreal, Aubrey Ramon, and mascot Aubrey Ramon. Congratulations, ladies!
Congratulations to our 2020-21 high school cheer squad. New members are Mia Soliz, Meghan Lopez, Kami Rodriguez, Karina Lujan, Erika Roberts, Elena Alvarado, Nissa Navarrette, and Lali Navarrette. Next year's mascot will be Mia Zapata.
Congratulations to our One Act Play car and crew! They are advancing to Bi- District round on March 28 in Post.
Parents, open house is tonight from 4-6. Come by and pick up your child's progress report and visit with the teachers.
Good luck to our One Act Play as they travel to Sudan for district competition. Their performance is at 3.
Hey, Indian fans, KLVT's broadcast of this afternoon's baseball game will not start until 4.
Open House tomorrow, March 10, 4-6pm all campuses
I goofed. It's MELODY and Mikayla who are advancing to State FCCLA competition. Sorry about that!
Don't forget tonight is Fine Arts night. Band Concert, selections from the One Act Play, student art work, and burger meals for $8. FCCLA will serve burgers from 5:30 to 7:45; HS art gallery from 5:30 -6:00; MHS Band concert from 6:15-6:30; and selections from our play at 7:00.
Indians lose a heart breaker, 42-49. Seniors, remember thre great times you had out on the court. We will miss you.
32-30 Indians lead after 3.
At the half, Indians are up, 29-26.
Indians finish the first in dominating fashion, leading 20-6. Let's. TRIBE!
Join us tonight to cheer our Indians on as they face off against O’Donnell at Frenship ISD. Game tip-off at 8pm.
Final playoff shirt order will be turned in this morning at noon. If you are wanting a shirt, get your order in to the HS office this morning.
Area round game will be Friday night against ODonnell at Frenship, 8:00.
37 all at the ends of 3. Let's go, Tribe!!!
Chiefs in the lead, 23-26, halftime.
Indians on top, 17-11, at the end of one.
Congre on out and support the Tribe as they take on Crosbyton in the bi- district round of the playoffs. Let's go, Indians!!!
Six projects in the San Antonio ag mech show - six blue ribbons! Way to represent the Tribe!
The Maidens' season ends, 34-46 . Seniors, thank you for all you have done for Morton basketball. You have made the past four year exciting, reaching the playoffs each year. Each of you will be greatly missed both on and off the court. Thank you for all the memories.
24-32 Maidens trail at the end of 3.
Maidens trail by 8 at end of the 3rd. 32-24
Maidens trail Sands at the half, 20-26.
26-20 Maidens trail at the half. #Maidenpower
Greetings Morton Junior High Parents, The Junior High will have an awards assembly tomorrow, February 21st at 9:40 am in the Gym. The assembly will be for AB honor roll and perfect attendance. Parents are welcome to attend.
This is a big weekend for MHS. Several FCCLA members will compete at the regional conference. Elena Alvarado is also running for office. FFA members are on the road to San Antonio with their ag mech projects. The Maidens continue chasing gold balls against Sands tomorrow night.
The Indians will take on Crosbyton in thre bi- district round at 7:30 Tuesday night in Lubbock Cooper. Come out and support the Tribe.
Time to make room for new yearbooks! We have copies of the following yearbooks available on a first come, first served basis for only $25 each to make room for the 2020 books. 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. The 2019 books are available for $30. HURRY!
Parents, community members and Morton ISD staff are invited to participate in a survey for our 2020-2021 District Calendar. The calendars and link to the survey are located on our district website.
The Indians ran out of time, losing a close one, 50-51 to SLE. Great game, Indians. Playoff information to follow once detailed are finalized.
At the end of 3, Springlake leads, 37-46. Let's go, Tribe.
Indians trail Springlake Earth, 24-30.
Indians are trailing 24-30 against Spring Lake Earth at half !
Come out and support our Indians tonight at 5:00 & 6:30 at the Morton gym!
Maidens next game will be this Friday in Wellman- Union against Sands, 6:30.
The Maidens will play Sands at 6:30 at Wellman-Union. We will be the home team. Come on out and support the Tribe on our march to state
Maidens won their bi-district game against Crosbyton, 51-36. Congratulations, Maidens! Way to represent the Tribe.
31-28, Maidens up after 3.
Maidens takes the lead in the second, 21-13, halftime. Keep it up, Maidens!
Maidens are tied up 8 all against Crosbyton at the end of the first quarter. Let's go Maidens!!!!
Morton Cheer will be placing another order for Playoff Shirts Wednesday Morning!! If you missed out on the first Order Contact Julie McLendon or Luisa Abston or Linda Cheek to get yours!!!
Indians take the victory, 63-45, guaranteeing their place in the playoffs.
Indians lead at half 31-21. Keep it up, Tribe.
Phones are working. Thanks for your patience.
Morton ISD is currently experiencing an interruption of its phone service. We are working with our service provider to get this resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Parents, we will be sending out a phone call this morning about making up our missed time due to weather. Tomorrow, Feb14, we will release at 2pm instead of 1pm and we WILL have a regular school day on Monday, Feb 17 to makeup our weather day.
The Maidens' playoff game has been finalized. We will play Crosbyton at 6:00 Monday night at Lubbock Cooper. Come on out and support the Tribe!
The class ring ceremony that was postponed yesterday will be held Friday at 11:30 in the gym foryer.
Parents and staff, late start tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 12, at 10a.m. Buses will NOT run
For those juniors and seniors who bought a class ring from Herf Jones, today's ring ceremony will be rescheduled at a later date. We will get word out as soon as we have a ne date set. Stay safe and warm.
Morton ISD will start school 2 hours late today, Tuesday, February 11. Stay warm!
Indians take the win, defeating Whitharrell, 51-48!!!! Awesome job, gentlemen!!! That was fun!
The Indians have pulled with in 6 going into the 4th, 35-41. Keep it up!
Indians trail, 24-32 at the half. Let's go, Tribe!
Maidens win their final district game, 47-33. They finish second in the district race and are playoff bound. Great job, ladies.
End of 3, Maidens are in control, 41-22.
At halftime, the Maidens are up, 25-12.
Maidens lead after one, 20-7.
JV boys fall in a close game 18-27 to Whitharral.
It's your last chance for pulled pork this year! Band Boosters have your supper ready. . . at least until they run out. Come and get it!
Tomorrow night's ballgames against Whitharrell have been moved up to TONIGHT. JV boys will start at 5; varsity girls at 6:30, and varsity boys at 8. We will recognize our seniors and their parents between the varsity games.
Shout out to Morton High School students for their great ideas and input for the district calendar for next year! Thank you!
Varsity Basketball games have been moved to tonight for sure, JV boys game is most likely at 5 but not confirmed. Varsity game are 6:30 and 8. There is no JV Girls game.
Jackson Greener made the sale at the Ft . Worth stockshow. Way to go, Jackson!
More results from Tech: In feature writing, Alejandra Cardenas placed third and Marytza Martinez placed fourth. Great job, ladies!
JH Indians are victorious, 39-12. Way to represent these Tribe.
JH Bi-district tournament in New Home, the Indians lead Smyer, 30-9.
Early results from the UIL Academic meet at Tech today: Haili Smith Morin - 6th Current Events Alejandra Cardenas - 4th News Marytza Martinez - 6th News Morton 2nd place team Current Events Will continue to oust results as I receive them.
80-40 is your final score from Lazbuddie. Great game, guys!
Maidens beat Lazbuddie, 61-7. The Indians are on top at the half, 47-22.
There is a fire at the National Refuge that has traffic stopped. If you are going to the game, take an alternate route. Go east on 37 turn north on FM 3397 and then west on 298. You will come out at Needmore.
Indians come from behind for the victory!!! 60-53.
Indians are making a comeback! Amherst leads 36-40 at the end of 3.
Indians trail at the half, 22-30.
Maidens take the victory, 56-13.
At the ends of the 3rd quarter, the Maidens lead 45-11.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Get your FCCLA orders in for your special someone this week. Tomorrow's the last day to get the early bird fee as the price goes up Monday.
Come on out tonight and support our Tribe against Amherst. Varsity girls play at 5 and boys follow immediately afterwards.
Breakfast will be served this morning!
Good morning! High school students, we will start this morning with second period. Mrs. Ridley's 2nd period class needs to report to the HS library.
Just to be safe, We are going to start school at 10:00 am this morning. Roads are fine in Morton but we have a lot of staff who drive in. Buses will run but will also be delayed two hours. Everyone be safe and stay warm.
Games vs Amherst have Officially been postponed until Thursday @ 5 & 6:30.
We'r just received word from San Angelo. Xeno Garza took first place in his division of which there were 246 entries. Way to go sophomores!!!!
Edwyn Rivera's project took third at San Angelo. Way to go!
Tomorrow night's game times against Amherst have been moved up to 5 & 6:30 because of the weather.
Its Ground Hog Day and looks like we will be having an early spring! For more about the story go to https://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending/groundhog-day-2020-will-punxsutawney-phil-see-his-shadow/J2566HP7U5B2RGA7QSH6OFBS7Q/
Indians lose, 52-76.
At the half, Indians trail 28-45
Indians trail 15-17 at the end of 1.
Maidens take the victory and move into a tie for second in district, 65-27.
50-18 Maidens on top at the ends of 3.
Maidens up 30-11 at the half.
Maidens are up 18-9 against Springlake Earth, end of the 1st quarter.
The ITV dual credit classes have tests tomorrow, so students will need to come to those classes at the regular time.
Due to flu or flu-like symptoms, all Morton ISD students should remain at home tomorrow, January 31, 2020. Basketball games will be played in Springlake-Earth and teaching staff will report for professional development.
The Tribe SWEEPS!!!
Indians finish strong, defeating the Antelopes, 63-49.
53-40 Indians on top after 3.
Indians in the lead 38-23 at the half.
Indians are up, 17-11 art the end of one.
Maidens are VICTORIOUS!!! 49-34!!!!!
Maidens come back strong after the half. 42-29 beginning of the fourth!
Maidens and Whiteface are tied at the half, 20-20.
JV Indians defeat Whiteface, 28-25.
JV Indians on top of Whiteface, 16-8, at the half.
JV Maidens are victorious! 44-19.
JV Maidens up 25-7 at the half.
The 2020 Lohah Yearbook has two half page slots still open for senior recognition ads. These must be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The ad spots will only be open until they are sold, or until Monday, February 3. Contact Mr. Hill in the high school library.
Indians come up short, 40-51.
Indians trail at half, 11-31.
Maidens are victorious! 56-50
Maidens get the Victory 56-53 over Whitharral!!!
Maidens our score Whitharral 15-4 in the 3rd qtr to go up 26-38!
Maidens are pulling away! At the end of 3, 38-26.
Varsity Maidens up 22-23 @ the half in Whitharral!
Maidens up 23-22 at the half.
Varsity Maidens down 11-9 after the first qtr. vs Whitharral.
JV Indians win 36-29 over Whitharral!
JV Indians win against Whitharral, 35-26.
JV Indians are up 16-12 @ the half vs Whitharral!
JV Maidens beat Whitharral 46-2!
JV Maidens up 30-0 @ the half vs Whitharral.
Jose Rivera shows Mrs. Saunders the Morton M that the FFA students made for our board members.
Board Appreciation tonight.
And she's signed!
Ashely Roberts will be signing her letter of intent to play for Sul Ross University in just a few minutes.
We just received word that there will be 4 games tomorrow night in Whitharrel tomorrow night, starting with the JV girls. Come on over and cheer on our TRIBE!
Indians lead 42-10 at half.
Maidens are victorious, 79-14.
Maidens dominating against Lazbuddie at the half 46-8.
Indians fall 63-76.
Indians down by one, 53-54 with 1 more quarter left. Let's go Tribe!!!
Indiana trail, 35-45 at the half.
Indians in a close one, trailing Amherst 23-24 at the end of 1.
Maidens finish strong, winning 80-8.
Maidens go into half, up 41-4.
Maidens are dominating Amherst, 25-0, at the end of the first quarter.
Indians fall in a hard fought game in Plains 58-47!
Indians trail Plains 41-32 at the end of 3
Indians trail Plains 29-22 at half!
Indians trail Plains 11-4 at the end of 1.
Maidens fall, 49-58
Maiden trail 28-43 at the end of 3.
Maidens up 27-24 against Springlake Earth at half.
Maidens up 12-6 at the end of 1.
ALL of the games for Morton in the Lazbuddie Tourney are cancelled for today due to weather/road conditions.
The Junior High games in the Lazbuddie Tournament have been cancelled for this morning. The JV games that are later will be played as normally scheduled.
Maidens trail Whiteface, 23-37 at the half.
Tonight's game is at 6 at Whiteface. Varsity girls' game only. Come out and support our Maidens. Again that's 6 not 6:30.
No school tomorrow! Classes resume on Monday.
Indians trail LCHS, 16-33 at the half.
Maidens fall tonight to LCHS 38-77.
Maidens trail Lubbock Christian, 24-35 at half.
Tomorrow is a teacher work day and students come back on Tuesday at regular time.
Maidens fall to Nocona by 9 play again tomorrow at 10:30 am.
Maidens down by 8 going into the 4th qtr. Get your rally caps on!!
Maidens up 22-19 @ the half vs Nocona!!
Maidens up 16-11 after 1st qtr. vs Nocona!
Indians fall to Lubbock Titans. They play at 3:00 at Frenship. Go Tribe!
Indians fall to Panhandle. They play at 9:00 in the morning at Monterey.
Maidens win 55-24 over Dimmitt @ The Caprock!!
Maidens up 34-8 @ Halftime of their gave vs Dimmitt in the Caprock Tourney!
Just a clarification. The early release tomorrow is for junior high and high school students only. The elementary students will follow their regular schedule release time. However, if you choose to come get them early, they will not be penalized. Sorry for the confusion.
Junior high boys “a” team win 38 to 29. The girl’s play hard but don’t win
Junior high boys b team beat Whitharral 38 to 16. Good job boys
Maidens win 68-30 over Tatum!!
Maidens ahead 47-22 going into the 4th qtr.
Maidens up 28-15 @ Halftime vs Tatum.
Maidens up 20-9 vs Tatum at the end of the 1st qtr.
Indians win 78-25 over Lazbuddie!
Maidens fall to Shallowater JV 35-32.
Maidens down 29-22 after 3 qtrs. 4th qtr rally incoming!!!
Maidens up 18-13 @ Halftime vs Shallowater JV!
Maidens down 11-6 after 1st qtr vs shallowater Jv
Varsity Boys fight hard but fall to Seagraves 59-49.
Vicente Montoya hits half court buzzer beater to tie game up at end of the 3rd qtr. 41-41 with 1 qtr to play.
Varsity Boys in a tight ballgame with Seagraves. Down 24-20 @ Halftime
Varsity Boys leading 13-9 after 1st qtr vs Seagraves.
JV came up short against Seagraves, 21-49.
Deadline for senior recognition/tribute ads for the 2020 yearbook is only two days away! Don't be disappointed, get your ad order in by 3:00 p.m. on Friday!
REMINDER! This is the final week or order space in the 2020 yearbook for senior recognition ads or business ads. Contact Mr. Hill at Ext 507 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is the last chance to support the Class of 2020 in their yearbook.
Everything Morton ISD in your pocket! https://mortontribe.net/959/uncategorized/morton-isd-mobile-app/
Remember yearbook staff is selling World's Finest Chocolate bars. They are great for stocking stuffers.
Tuesday, December 10 is the deadline to order your senior tribute/recognition ad for the 2020 Lohah. Advertising space will no longer be available after this date, so make sure you get your ad contract and payment into the yearbook staff by December 10.
Hope you can join us for lunch! Please come 10 min before your child's regular lunch time to get your time. NORMAL LUNCH TIMES PK 11:30-12:00 K11:20-11:50 1st 11:25-11:55 2nd & 3rd 11:15-11:45 4th & 5th 11:45-12:15
Photo retake on Tuesday, November 12 in the Elementary Library. For Pep, all staff, faculty, admin and students from 7:30 to 11:00. Seniors from 11:30 to 12:20.
Shout out to Morton JH students for showing the utmost respect to our Veterans Day guests during our program on Thursday!!!
Early release Thursday, November 7. No classes Friday November 8 or Monday November 11. Veterans Day Program on Thursday, November 8 at County Auditorium at 9:00 a.m.
REMINDER! Picture retake day is next Tuesday, November 12 in the Elementary Library from 8:00 a.m. till noon. This is the last chance to get photo portraits made this school year. There is no school on Monday, so be sure to remember this important day.
Order your senior recognition ads for the 2020 yearbook before December 10. Information is being sent home to all seniors and forms are available in the library and office. Remember, deadline for ordering is December 10!
Red Ribbon Week for High School: Monday - pajamas - "Dreaming of a Drug Free Future" Tuesday - Western Wear - "Kick Drugs Outta Here" Wednesday - Nerd Day - "We're Too Smart to do Drugs" Thursday - Halloween - "Spook Out Drugs" Friday - Neon - Our Future is Bright without Drugs"
National Honor Society Induction will be on Monday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym Foyer.
Red Ribbon Week is October 28-November 1. Activities are planned all week. Check your campus notifications for specifics. November 1 is senior night and the senior pep rally.